That line was so sad. I remember watching it with my family and they all thought it was amusing.
I was just sitting there thinking, “Who wrote that?”
The “adherence to science and/or rationality requires sacrificing your emotions” hollywood stereotype has got to be one of, if not the most annoying. Grr.
Indeed- gimme Gaius; uber-genius, flawed, and getting laid all the time. Granted, bit of a narcissistic douche, but still, 3ways.
Oh so very true. As is the similar/related “Logic = ignoring intangible factors” trope.
His expression in the bottom-left is priceless.
I am a student of SCIENCE
and I hate movies that do this; emotions are quite real even from a scientific perspective anyways. The guy is totally right xP
If I were a guy, I would be that guy.
But I can’t be, because I have to go seduce Sherlock Holmes. Incapable of love my foot.
I am a SCIENCE of STUDENT! Wait, I think I got that wrong.
Anyway, I’m on that side (the “no/little emotions side), but it’s do to complications and personal choice, not for some balogna reason like that.
Also, as an amature psycologist, I was able to (partially) lock up my emotions, which is safe. Bottling them up isn’t
To be fair, evo-psych is highly permeated by pseudo-scientific bullshit used to justify and perpetuate so-called ‘traditional’ gender roles, and as such, isn’t exactly the most water-tight field of inquiry.
+1. Strongly agree.
“Biologists argue that these and other social behaviors are the precursors of human morality. They further believe that if morality grew out of behavioral rules shaped by evolution, it is for biologists, not philosophers or theologians, to say what these rules are. ”
In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers terms: evolutionary psychology is like the Alpha 5 of legit Science.
Both of you just say that because your ancestors on the savannah … well.
I personally figured the line was more motivated by “what can I say that will get him to shut up and leave me alone the quickest” than any actual belief in the claim.
can Hollywood make ONE movie where the scientist is a normal human being?
I really liked the movie. I’ve never watched the cartoon or read the comics, so I don’t know how good of an adaptation it was (though I hear it wasn’t a very good one), but I found it a good action film.
But that line drove me insane. It was stupid for so many reasons. I cringe every time I hear it.
Is she played by Deb from Napoleon Dynamite?
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